Pro athletes remain in denial to the reality of their own injuries and the long term effects towards their overall health.
Leigh Steinberg, one of the most influential persons in pro sports, has become increasingly vocal regarding the injury of players today. During his 30-year career, Steinberg has represented over 150 athletes in football, baseball, basketball, boxing and Olympic sports.
It’s no surprise that athletes are hurting themselves in a professional sport system that appears to turn a blind eye for the sake of big money.
Teams are reluctant to keep their star players out of play for a length of time as this may hamper a playoff run, standings in the league or financial gain.
Some people have forecasted the eventual death of football if the lawsuits, concussions and life altering injuries do not cease. The game itself is not likely to change but in order to save the athletes it has been suggested, by many league officials, that Neurologists have a place on the sidelines of every game for players of all ages.
Leigh Steinberg joins us LIVE at BEYONDtheCheers on blogtalkradio on Wednesday, October 8th at 7PM EST. Friday at NOON is our repeat broadcast on AMFM247 plus listen anytime at iHeart Radio.com.